Intermediate students put on ‘Best Pageant’

Do you want to experience the real meaning of Christmas? Attend the play, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” presented by The H. G. Temple Intermediate Theatre Class Thursday, Dec. 18. Hopefully, you opened your Free Press today in time to read this and attend the performance tonight because you will have already missed the Wednesday … Read more

Christmas Wassail good hot or cold

My good friend Michele Smith and I worked at First Bank and Trust years ago. She is also with Angelina County now. She gave this holiday recipe to me one year and it is really good hot OR cold. Christmas Wassail 4 qt. unsweetened apple juice 1 qt. pineapple juice 1 TBSP. whole cloves 2 … Read more

Power restored in time for Thanksgiving meal

The First United Methodist Church held The Sacrament of Holy Baptism for Richard James Burchfield and Abney Kenneth Siegling. Parents are Jamie and Steven Burchfield and grandparents are Suzy and Darrell Durham. Parents are Kathryn and Noel Siegling and grandparents are Tempe and Jerrell Durham. The flowers on the altar were in memory of Lillian … Read more

‘Steel Magnolias’ friends trek to Natchitoches, La.

My special thanks to Betty Hendrick for the following news. Billie Jean Capps, Nita Hurley, Polly Leavell and Betty Hendrick took a pre-Thanksgiving trip to Natchitoches, La., to see the holiday lights. Natchitoches is a lovely town where much of the movie “Steel Magnolias” was filmed; the four lifetime “Steel Magnolia” friends shared memories of … Read more

Robin has responsibility of family’s fruit salad

Here’s another Barger family favorite that is our daughter Robin’s responsibility during the holiday dinners. Robin’s Fruit Salad 1 large can fruit cocktail 2 small cans mardarin oranges 4 or 5 bananas, sliced ¼ cup of sugar or 1/8 cup granulated artificial sweetener 1 large can pineapple chunks 1 small jar maraschino cherries 1 TBSP. … Read more